Bowler Ratings


Bowler ratings are from 1 to 10 in order of Stroker (ST), Tweener (TW), Cranker (CR)

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General Info

Name:Swerve GT
Reviewed:August 2016
Coverstock Specs
Name:Reflex Hybrid
Type:Reactive Hybrid
Box Finish:500 / 2000 Abralon
Color:Bronze / Purple / Black
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.007

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The Swerve GT is the third Columbia 300 release to use the asymmetrical Swerve core, following in the footsteps of the original Swerve and the Swerve FX.  Unlike the previous two Swerves, this one comes with a sanded hybrid coverstock called Reflex Hybrid. Its 2000 Abralon box finish is best suited for heavier volumes of oil when the FX just doesn’t have enough hook.

Our heavy oil pattern is where we liked this ball best. Each of our testers saw easy traction from the Swerve GT. Stroker could go up the 10 board, with the GT picking up the lane early and walking back up into to the pocket consistently. Tweener crossed around the third arrow and got his ball out to 10 at the breakpoint. His GT would flip over downlane, giving him more angle than he saw with the original Swerve on this pattern. Cranker could easily get left and open up his angles with this ball. Its box finish is rough enough

Additional Columbia 300 Swerve GT Resources

Click here to visit Columbia 300's website to read the manufacturer-supplied information on this ball. Also, see below for the manufacturer-produced promotional video for this ball.

Please remember that our reviews are solely based on our own testing and that you may sometimes find differences between our comments and ratings and the manufacturer's claims. Links to these manufacturer resources are provided here strictly for convenience purposes.

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